Monday, September 19, 2005

Have You Been Touched By His Noodly Appendage?

Last June, the Kansas Board of Education sought to include Intelligent Design into Kansas’ school rooms, giving it equal time to the theory of evolution. That was until Bobby Henderson had anything to do with it.

Henderson, an out of work physics major, wrote an open letter to the school board, demanding his own religion’s theory of the creation of the universe be included in the school’s curriculum, and given a third equal time with evolution and Intelligent Design, and if they refused, he would take legal action against them. Henderson’s religion? He is the founding member of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose members call themselves “Pastafarians,” believe that the entire universe was created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and that all evidence pointing towards evolution was intentionally planted by Him. The FSM created the world starting with a mountain, trees and a midget, and guides mankind with His “noodly appendage.” Most importantly, Pastafarians believe that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct consequence of the decline in numbers of pirates since the 1800s.

Henderson concluded his letter to the Kansas Board of Education by saying, “I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.”


Anonymous charmaine said...

I have loved this funny story from the first time I read it. The global warming/pirate theory is as good as any theory the intelligent design crew have come up with.

I am so tired of the radical christians in this country trying to force-feed their wacky notions on the rest of us. I couldn't care less what they believe, or how they practice their religion. But, hey folks, could you just keep it between you and your god of choice? I'm simply not interested.

Let me repeat that for you, in case you missed it the first time.

I'm simply not interested.

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